Apple's Newest Venture Codenamed, "Project Dolphin A Expanded": What is it?
Apple Computer Inc is embarking on a hi-tech new venture and plans to build a solar farm to power its data center site in the Southeastern part of the US.
The solar farm will be built on the 171 acres of vacant land the company owns in North Carolina. At 500,000 square-feet, it's five times the size of Apple's Newark, California center.
The ambitious project is dubbed as "Project Dolphin Solar Farm A Expanded". Apple hasn't yet applied for a building permit, but it would disclose that information when it's available.
Apple will power iTunes, MobileMe and its new iCloud service there. The facility will use state-of-the-art digital controls, high-efficiency mechanical equipment, and monitoring technology.
The project is estimated to cost a whopping 1 billion dollars.